What are the pros/cons of each carry position - and for this discussion - applying only to carry in the woods?
It seems like strong side carry is simplest when considering the basic motions involved in drawing, presenting, aiming a handgun carried in the woods. I know there are other reasons that people choose one carry over another. Many fishermen for instance like a shoulder or sportsman's-type holster because it keeps the pistol/revolver accessible when sitting in a raft and out of the way of other gear. But shoulder carry also involves a sweeping motion between clearing the holster and downrange presentation, which could mean more room for errors.
These are the steps I was thinking of in the process:
1. Strong side hand to weapon - assume firm grip
2. Clear weapon from the holster
3. Point muzzle in general direction of target (muzzle remains downrange from this point on until moved back toward holster)
4. Present the weapon
5. Sight picture acquisition and finger moves to trigger
Choosing a cross draw or shoulder holster carry maybe is best for a person's situation, but aren't there some risks or drawbacks to these positions over strong-side carry?